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NY Farm Animal Save – Vigil #14 at La Granja Live Poultry

photo for website 10 29 14Please join us at our Thanksgiving vigil, where we’ll bear witness, promote veganism, do outreach and document the sad and horrible plight of these animals. Showing and sharing their photos brings their stories to the public, where they may have never noticed them before.

Last year, right before Thanksgiving, they had a large group of turkeys inside and they were all huddled together, standing outside of the cages, obviously so scared. We want to share their stories and help people to see that these beautiful animals are not food.

People have been seeing us for over a year and we’re finding more and more people approaching us, asking questions. This is such a great neighborhood to do outreach – we find so many open minded people.

Awareness is the beginning of change.

“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help.” – Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom

“What else can we do for those who are not here? We cannot help save 6 million men, women and children who died. But to forget them would be a second death. I don’t think I am responsible for their first death. But I can be responsible, if I am not careful, in the second death.”
~Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Laureate, Boston University Professor

Bearing witness together touches the collective spirit. It nourishes community support while sustaining the activists and building the movement. The public and even workers involved in animal slaughter can be positively affected and moved by love-based approaches to witnessing, so critical to building a massive, grassroots movement for animal rights and social justice. It also makes the individual grow stronger, as Ramakrishna recognized in the nineteen century: “But my heart has grown much, much larger, and I have learnt to feel [the suffering of others].” ~Anita Krajnc, Founder of Toronto Pig Save